Countering the College Cost Crisis

June 24, 2014

Student loan debt now tops $1 trillion dollars, and some are calling it a major threat to the economy. To address this, President Obama recently signed an executive order introducing new breaks for those repaying student loans, but many believe this will have limited impact in the short-term, and exacerbate the long-term problems of rising college costs, massive overconsumption, and the burden taxpayers bear.

Is there a solution to the ballooning cost of higher education? How much should taxpayers contribute to the Ivory Tower? Does “investment” in higher education benefit society as a whole? Cato scholar Neal McCluskey will provide an update on the current policy debate and take your questions related to higher education spending and student debt.

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